I read Mark Thoma’s blog regularly. It’s an economics blog, Mark seems to be a left leaning sort with a recent track record of endorsing government policy that backs stimulus in order to fight unemployment. It’s a good blog in that he reposts a great deal of economics articles that I otherwise wouldn’t look up.
Recently he took a trip to Africa. I just wanted to share this post of his: Kibera Slum
If you have a few minutes to read it, I suggest you do. In the last year, I’ve spent a lot of my free time reading about economics and learning about how governmental policy affects economies. I’m right now reading a book that talks about inequality. The more I read on these subjects the more incredible it is. The gap between first and third world are so severe, but it’s out of sight, out of mind.
Anyway, it’s a good article, regardless of your political leanings.